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Old 08-15-2012, 01:59 AM   #621
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i want to remove the side trim. there is guide holes in it correct? i have a buddy who works with bondo, so i wonder if i can cover the holes with that. then spray over the bondo with the Duplicolor rattlecan?
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:41 AM   #622
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Yeah, there are holes. I've been wanting to do the same thing, but it's not high on my list
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:55 AM   #623
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If you just bondo a hole, eventually it will crack and fall off. You need to weld it first.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:03 AM   #624
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Nice intake and the heat shield looks real good.

I love the sound of my intake so much that my mpg's went down
Haha, same here, when I first did my intake and exhaust my mpgs hit the floor. But now they are better than before. I get about 35mpg city, pretty damn good. Also Stealth you car is looking good, I haven't checked in in a while. I love the heat shield on the SRI. Good work.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:45 AM   #625
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Nice intake and the heat shield looks real good.

I love the sound of my intake so much that my mpg's went down
Thats what I did too. lol Once I finally quit punching it, my mpgs went up though.
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If you just bondo a hole, eventually it will crack and fall off. You need to weld it first.
Weld or fiberglass.
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Nice intake and the heat shield looks real good.

I love the sound of my intake so much that my mpg's went down
haha i know what you mean. i love stepping on it to hear the different tone. i didn't fill up my tank yet so i'm not sure if my
mileage changed.

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If you just bondo a hole, eventually it will crack and fall off. You need to weld it first.
sounds risky. for me at least.. the only welder i can get a hold of is an arc welder, and i don't want to weld and grind up my car, especially on the exterior.

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Haha, same here, when I first did my intake and exhaust my mpgs hit the floor. But now they are better than before. I get about 35mpg city, pretty damn good. Also Stealth you car is looking good, I haven't checked in in a while. I love the heat shield on the SRI. Good work.
thanks man! i wish i could get mileage like that. that's better than my highway LOL.. what kind of mods do you have?

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Thats what I did too. lol Once I finally quit punching it, my mpgs went up though.
it's gonna take a while for my mpgs to go up.

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Weld or fiberglass.
that makes me nervous. lol. but it's why i want to eventually go to college for body work. but mechanics are coming first.
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fiberglass isn't all that hard.. not really easy.
just be patient and take your time. its pretty straight forward.
sanding is the hardest part for me.
i just simply hate sanding. don't have the patience for it.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:28 AM   #629
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i believe the liquid stuff goes for $60 a bottle/can. otherwise i don't know much about it.
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For performance mods just CAI and a 2.5 inch catback, I don't know why I get such good milage ( that is when I can control my lead foot :p). Also my milage actually doesn't improve much on the highway.
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